This picture of the port dates from the 1840s. There's a lot to see here. In the background the largely unaltered Fabian's Bay lies behind the East Pier. The wharves of Port Tennant can just be seen in the background. The ships in the Town Reach are typical copper ore ships, increasing in size quite quickly in this period. In the foreground are the small very compact terraces at the base of Gibbet Hill.

 

The View for Sunday 4 December 2000

If you want to navigate the site come to the Home Page  Swansea History Web 2000

The History Web Bookshop    Search the Site  Contact us   The Swansea History Web CD ROM